Chambers Seminar: Competition Law

The conflicting demands on competition authorities to refrain from intervening in some cases, while intervening more decisively in others, is making it increasingly difficult to navigate the competition law arena.

This seminar aims to identify high-level trends which compete to shape competition law enforcement, and outline their importance to businesses which have to comply with the competition rules.

Moderator:

Heinrich Kühnert
Partner
Dorda

Heinrich Kühnert heads DORDA's competition law practice group. His practice covers all areas of competition law, in particular cartel, dominance and merger control proceedings, as well as compliance matters. In addition, Heinrich advises clients on state aid matters and in relation to follow-on damages actions. In addition to his advisory work, Heinrich publishes regularly on competition law topics. Heinrich received his legal education at the Universities of Vienna, Oxford and Fribourg.

Speakers:

Judith Böhler-Grimm
Senior Researcher and Legal Counsel
Economica Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Judith Maria Böhler-Grimm is a senior researcher at Economica Institute for Economic Research. Economica focuses on the thorough analysis and innovative design of structural change both on the national and the regional level and the corresponding policies thereof with an emphasis on the interface between law and business.

Judith Maria Böhler-Grimm holds a law degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of Graz with research visits to the MPI Hamburg and the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining Economica, she worked for international law firms in Vienna advising national and international clients.

Maximilian Diem
MBA-HSG
BWB

Maximilian Diem has been a case handler at the Austrian Competition Authority since 2012. He is in charge of cartel investigations and merger control. Furthermore, he is the author of numerous publications on sector-related topics.

Michael Zellhofer
Senior Legal Counsel
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Dr. Michael Zellhofer is a Senior Legal Counsel at Austrian Railways (ÖBB) since 2012. Since 2015 he is also responsible for Competition Law and Regulatory Matters of the ÖBB-Group in the newly created function “Group Competition Law Counsel”. Previously he worked as inhouse legal counsel for an international energy joint venture and as associate in the Competition and Regulatory practice group at a renowned Vienna law firm. An internship with the European Commission/DG Comp rounds up his professional experience. Michael Zellhofer studied Law at the Universities of Vienna and Leiden (NL).